‘High-Risk’ Sex Offenders Rearrested After ‘Coronavirus’ Release
Due to COVID-19 fears, the men were released into California's population
Earlier this month, seven convicted 'high risk' sex offenders were freed in Orange County, California.
Still, weeks later, six of those have been rearrested for violating their terms of release.
As Neon Nettle reported in May, the seven men released were convicted of sex offenses, including child abuse.
Due to COVID-19 fears, the men were released into California's population.
The news comes as Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom pushes forward with plans to empty prisons amid the pandemic.
The sex offender released were Luis Joel Ramirez, James Franklin Bowling, Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, Calvin Curtis Coleman, Kyle Albert Winton, Jose Adrian Oregel, and Mario Ernesto Sandoval.
But six of those seven sex offenders were arrested after their release.
Law enforcement officials said the sex offenders violated their terms of release:
According to the DA’s office, most of the six accused of violating parole after their release either failed to adhere to their supervision or rendered their GPS units inoperable. As of Monday, they remained behind bars, local jail records show. [Emphasis added]
Spitzer said in a statement:
“It comes as no surprise that these high-risk sex offenders continue to violate the law and do everything they can to avoid being tracked by law enforcement."
“There is a concerted effort here in California and across the nation to open up the jailhouse doors and let dangerous criminals back into our streets without regard for the safety of the public, which we are sworn to protect.”
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One of the rearrested sex offenders was 39-year-old Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, who was allegedly reported to have exposed himself to parole center employees weeks after his release.
California officials have admitted that inmates are not being tested for the coronavirus before their release.
According to the Los Angeles Times, one inmate was freed from Riverside County Jail before he was told his coronavirus test results.
The inmate ended up testing positive for the coronavirus.
The news comes as Governor Newsom proposed a 'shrinking' of the state’s prison population to help save money due to the pandemic.
Newsom issued an updated budget to state lawmakers who suggested the closure of two state prisons, intending to close all three state-run juvenile jails.
The governor also sought to increase sentencing credits, which permits inmates to leave prison more quickly.
Newsom also proposed the reduction parole from five years for felonies to a maximum of two years, allowing ex-felons to earn their way off supervision in just a year or 18 months for sex offenders.